Tag Archives: Master Pages

SharePoint Tip: How to Activate the Drop Down Menu in MOSS Sites

MOSS 2007 sites can display drop down menus in the tabbed navigation across the top. Unfortunately there is not an easy check box to activate this functionality, instead things just have to be set up the right way. If you want your MOSS site to show drop down menus, make sure the following is true or walk through the following steps: Continue reading SharePoint Tip: How to Activate the Drop Down Menu in MOSS Sites

All Day Event Width Display Fix for Master Pages Using DOCTYPE

If you specify a HTML 4.0 DOCTYPE tag in your master page, the Calendar control will present a couple of issues. First, Appointments in Week View that are longer than a 1/2 hour block, will not expand down to fill the appointment area. Second, the All Day Event marker in Month View will push past the right border. Continue reading All Day Event Width Display Fix for Master Pages Using DOCTYPE

The DOCTYPE tag and SharePoint Master Pages

I came across a new issue this week.  All of my custom master pages that I have done (including the base code I provide here) include a DOCTYPE tag that references the latest HTML specifications (<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd”>).  Unfortunately, the master page file used by default for SharePoint (default.master) does not specify a DOCTYPE tag at all.   So when the browser page renders the code, it reverts to quirks mode, which renders the HTML according to old rules. Continue reading The DOCTYPE tag and SharePoint Master Pages

SharePoint Styles & Application.master Skinning Workaround – A thought in progress

So I don’t have this fully flushed out and wrapped up into a neat and tidy article with a How-To, but I will soon.

The Issue Summed Up (more resources: Shane, and Shane followup)

Master pages control the look and feel with SharePoint 2007 sites. One of the issues with this is application.master.  This master page controls the look and feel of SharePoint pages that have URLs with “_layouts“.  Continue reading SharePoint Styles & Application.master Skinning Workaround – A thought in progress